Saturday, September 6, 2014

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 9/5/14

This weeks covers are dominated by 3-D goobely-goop and I for one don't like any of them.  We all know it's a cash grab by DC and that people will eat them up, but I won't.  I liked last years Villains Month covers, but these just don't do it for me.  You know what looks worse?  The 2-D versions of said covers.  If I was in charge, I'd offer the 3-D covers (it's all about the cash money), but the 2-D covers would be variants.  Then you'd have nice looking 2-D covers and a lot of people would buy both.  I know, pure genius.  Enough about my superior intellect and marketing genius honed by years of breakfast cereal commercials...on with the covers.

Cover of the Week: 

Justice League #33 (Darwyn Cooke Batman 75 Variant)

This is what I'm talking about.  An awesome Darwyn Cooke variant will make me spend my money quicker than any gimmick.  This cover is just pure Animated Universe fun from the master of such things.  I don't know where everyone is running too, but most of them look pretty happy. Even Batman has a bit of a smirk.  By the looks of it, they are heading into a time machine to go to the premiere of "Justice League: The New Frontier". Hey Batman, here's a's awesome.  Eric's review is HERE.  Here's another's not so awesome.

Runners Up

The New 52: Futures End #18 (Ryan Sook)

Who ever thought that Constantine sitting in the desert would make a great cover?  This guy!  And Ryan Sook. And everyone at DC.  And anyone who looks at it.  Okay, I get it.  I'm not a cutting edge critic who can find a diamond in the rough.  I do have better eye sight than Weird Science writer, Eric Shea, but so does Mr. Magoo.  However, I know what I like and I really like this cover. Eric's review for the issue is HERE

Tiny Titan: Return to the Treehouse #4 (Art Baltazar)

Putting Aqualad and Lagoon Boy on a cover isn't fair.  Add in Beast Boy being strangled by Topo and Art Baltazar should be arrested for something.  Maybe for being too damn awesome.  I love the Tiny Titans and this cover really highlights's freaking hilarious.  I hope they don't find a replacement treehouse anytime soon.  HERE is my review.

Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman #4 (Gene Ha)

I know the Digital First comics keep the same cover for three issues so I'm jumping on this one right away.  Gene Ha's Wonder Woman is strong and sexy and awesome.  She's picking up a car for crying out loud and looking great doing it.  If you haven't picked up this comic then I hate you.  I guess that's a bit strong, but it really is a stellar comic and this week's issue is a great jumping on point.  It's a super origin story by Jason Bischoff with amazingly cute art by David Williams.  Plus, the cover is really good as well.  If you can't tell I loved this issue, HERE is my review.

Cover Song(s) of the Week: Lots of INXS

As you might be able to tell, Our little site is heavily entrenched in the 80's.  Growing up in that decade, one of my favorite bands was INXS.  Even before Kick took over the World, I thought they were awesome and Micheal Hutchence was one of the singers I first tried to emulate on my road to West Virginia University cover band greatness.  Sadly. I think that INXS has been all but forgotten.  Maybe it was that crazy reality show a few years back or Micheal Hutchence's untimely and controversial death, but they don't get much respect anymore and it's a real shame.  Before watching these covers, do yourself a favor and head on over to youtube and watch some INXS because their songs really are timeless.  My suggestion is just watch the entire Live Baby Live concert from Wembly Stadium.  Here are the covers:

Face to Face - Don't Change

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - Never Tear us Apart

And INXS doing a cover of "Good Times" with Jimmy Barnes for the Lost Boys Soundtrack

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